My pen hovered above the last signatory page of the lease on my new Hong Kong apartment; and I felt pretty pleased with myself. A near decade-long prisoner of Manhattan apartments, I had traded down in size and up in price. But, at 30, it was my first place of my own, just three weeks after moving 8,000 miles from home.
The ultimate symbol of power tourism may soon be blazoned across the smoggy skies of Beijing: the private helicopter.
Men in China looking for a wife may think of themselves as one in a billion, but they’d do well to own property and earn twice her salary if they want to catch her eye.
It’s 66 years since Chairman Mao prohibited shooting and hunting in China, but despite (or perhaps because of) the ban, the Chinese appetite for watching fieldsports videos has reached fever pitch.
China’s economic miracle over the past 35 years is well documented. It has emerged as the world’s largest economy, although it’s still lagging well behind in world-class per capita GDP.
As China continued to mourn the three dozen people killed in Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve stampede, attention online turned to crowd-control lapses that allowed the tragedy to occur.
From the sky, some are shaped like doughnuts. Others take the form of squares and ovals. The structures are so strange and fantastic that American intelligence officers analyzing satellite images during the Cold War initially suspected they were missile silos or part of a nuclear complex.
Dog skin produced by Chinese factories is used to make gloves, shoes and other products destined for export, footage provided to Reuters by an animal rights group shows.
When the shortness of breath he suffered for months became so labored that it fractured his sleep, coal miner Ruan Fayou knew he needed help.
Monday 04.00 GMT. The broad rally in China’s stock market extended, while Japanese investors digested news that the economy was in a deeper recession than first feared.
The 44-year-old is one of the growing ranks of rural Chinese do-it-yourself inventors whose individualism contrasts with the collective farming of past decades.
In the last two decades, China's LGBT community has made huge gains in social acceptance.
In this city of 1.8 million people near the Russian border, hulking factories are collecting dust and restaurants sit empty in a landscape of half-completed building projects, idled cranes and closed businesses.
Increased global travel, business expansions and mounting interest in Western education has led China's middle and upper classes to seek out etiquette professionals to expand their lifestyle repertoire.
The goal of Common Core is laudable: Give all students a common experience in English and math. But the path to that end has been fraught with problems. For one thing, more parents and educators are upset over all the tests students now have to take. Teachers are concerned about the negative impact of teaching to the test.
With the commitment to climate change legislation and other cooperative deals, China no longer is taking a back seat in global diplomacy.
Five hundred years after the Portuguese became the first Europeans to establish sea trade with China, a town in northern Portugal is counting on its youth to secure a new foothold in the Asian giant.
Business is booming in the Chinese town of Guiyu, where the world's electronic waste ends up for recycling -- and is set to get even better.
Baijiu, a liquor that can be up to 60 percent alcohol (compared to vodka, which is about 40 percent), is ubiquitous on the Chinese table. You'd see it during special occasions and at important business meals. But President Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown is presenting a challenge.
Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts -- globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold.